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EHS Specialist – Process Safety

Location US-IL-Sauget
Health, Safety and Environment


Responsible for implementing and continuously improving Process Safety Management programs and performance. Works to strengthen overall performance at the site, and assure compliance with applicable PSM regulations, and Responsible Care Process Safety requirements. Works to identify and mitigate process safety risk through procedures, reviews, metrics and analyses of processes, incidents, trends.


  • Leads/Manages the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) process at the site. This includes training/scheduling facilitators, planning, conducting PHA’s, performing Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and assessing the need for Critical Safety Systems (SIS/SIL). Leads/ensures PHA Actions are progressed to completion/resolution by tracking and following up on action items.
  • Manages the MOC Process, provides governance for the Deferral process, and practices escalation where needed.
  • Shares PSM best practices among sites, serves on global Process Safety Council
  • Provides PSM expertise to plant as well as recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEP) such as NFPA, ASME, API, and NEC.
  • Partners with Operations, Maintenance and Engineering to provide coaching, training, PSM support to help them successful in their role in PSM. Aligns site procedures/processes to corporate PSM programs.
  • Integrates PSM into site standard work processes. Ensures site is up to date with PSM training and operating procedure reviews. Participates in project reviews, ensures Safe design, HAZOP, PSSR are included.
  • Leads/participates in PSM audits to ensure compliance with OSHA/EPA RMP, ACC standards.
  • Leads/participates in Incident Investigations to leverage the learnings across the site units and globally. Ensures root cause and corrective actions are put into place.
  • Leverages PSM Metrics to reduce Risk, improve Compliance and drive performance.





  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical, or other technical degree with PSM experience.
  • Additional Process Safety formal training.
  • Training in Incident Investigation, Process Hazard Analysis Team Leader, Facility Siting, Dust Hazard Analysis, or other formal relevant process safety programs.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience in PSM and RMP.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing, and executing a PSM program
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and mitigating process safety risks
  • Exceptional leadership, ownership and communication skills
  • Audit experience in PSM 
  • Expertise in knowledge-base and application of RAGAGEP




  • P.E. registration, CHMM, CSP, CIH or equivalent is a plus





Plant Engineering, process engineering and process safety management

Familiarity with OSHA PSM and EPA RMP requirements.

Understanding of state and federal regulatory laws

Oral and written communication skills which are clear, concise and effective

Able to handle several projects and tasks simultaneously

Effective organizational and time management skills

Effective interpersonal skills

    Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

    Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, SAP, Gensuite

    Strong computer skills (Afton's routine EHS applications like Gensuite)


Working at Afton


Who We Are - We're a diverse, global family of individuals, who share a passion for developing innovative solutions. We build our professional relationships on respect, integrity and a commitment to safety and quality. Just as these values apply to our professional relationships, they also apply to the way we feel about our neighbors and communities.

Our Work - At Afton, our innovative R&D programs lead to global growth. Our lubricant and fuel additives are among the most highly developed and widely used in the petroleum industry. Afton is a recognized and trusted supplier of driveline lubricant additives, engine oil additives, fuel additives and industrial lubricant additives.

Benefits / Compensation - We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages that reflect our commitment to our employees. Our employees are our most treasured asset and we have dedicated resources that allow us to reward our employees for their commitment on an ongoing basis - ensuring our compensation packages are competitive in the industry.



An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.




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